Talbots

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Talbots sales associate.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Talbots

Pros

Awesome place to work. Very professional atmosphere. Loved the clients and the managers. If you want to learn how to be a professional sales person then Talbots is the place. Great training.

Cons

As with any retail job you have to be available nights and weekends on a regular basis. No benefits for associates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talbots is doing a great job. Keep offering the prizes and incentives to your sales force after all they are the front line to your business.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    The associates/co-workers at my store make it bearable.
    SM is great with feedback and scheduling.

    Cons

    -they offer incentives but those are taxed (so it really doesn't matter)
    -no opportunity to advance, regardless of a great review
    -no benefits
    -CEO is very greedy
    -unrealistic sales goals
    -not enough payroll hours to complete tasks
    -pressure to buy clothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trudy should be ashamed of herself; pocketing a $1 million bonus while part-time employees go without benefits and hardly a decent paycheck. Reward those who make the company go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They Need to Get Their Act Together

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    The store level employees are wonderful and valuable asset to the company.

    Cons

    No acknowledgement from upper management regarding performance and a job well done. No training whatsover and failure to promote from within. Poor communication throughout company. No support for store level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not allow stores to go without an official store manager for months and months. When you have an assistant who is running the store professionally, profitably, and efficiently...promotions should be made from within the store and at the very least, an interview granted. Allowing an assistant to run the store without any additional help, support or pay in entirely unacceptable. Know the qualifications and experience of current management in place. Brining in a different store manager from another location is a complete slap in the face to the current management team. Also, the lack of Distric Managers and Regional managers is very disappointing.

    Approves of CEO
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